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Drug interactions between dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate and Escavite

Results for the following 2 drugs:
dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate
Escavite (multivitamin with iron and fluoride)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate multivitamin with iron and fluoride

Applies to: dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate and Escavite (multivitamin with iron and fluoride)

Using dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate together with multivitamin with iron and fluoride may decrease the effects of multivitamin with iron and fluoride. Separate the administration of multivitamin with iron and fluoride at least two hours apart from dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Major

dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate food

Applies to: dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate

Citrate, or citric acid, can increase the absorption of dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate. This may lead to elevated blood levels of aluminum, particularly in individuals with reduced kidney function, since aluminum is primarily eliminated by the kidneys. Excess aluminum may deposit and cause problems in various tissues including bone, brain, heart, liver, muscles, and spleen. Over time, weak bones, bone pain, fractures, skeletal deformity, brain disorders, and anemia may develop. Talk to your doctor before using dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate if you have kidney impairment or are on hemodialysis. You should avoid or limit the consumption of citrate-containing foods and beverages (e.G., soft drinks, citrus fruits, fruit juices) during treatment with dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate. Be aware that some effervescent and dispersible drug formulations may also contain citrate and should be restricted as well. Even if you do not have kidney problems, it may be best to separate the dosing of dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate and citrate-containing products by 2 to 3 hours. Talk to a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

When dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate is taken during enteral nutrition therapy (tube feeding), the tube may get clogged. Therefore, dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate should not be mixed with or given after high-protein tube feedings. The dose should be separated from the feeding by as much as possible, and the tube should be thoroughly flushed before administration of the dose.

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Minor

multivitamin with iron and fluoride food

Applies to: Escavite (multivitamin with iron and fluoride)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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